Announcing "The Influencer 100," Apps, and Start-up News

Tech influencer Kevin Rose giving me love in Okinawa.

This will be short. Several quick and very fun updates:

The 4-Hour Body® app is now live, as is the stripped-down The Slow-Carb Diet® App. Enjoy, and please provide feedback in the comments! NOTE: iPhone coming up… sign up for the beta here.

– I am working with an incredible new start-up called I’ll be sending out boxes of physical products I love to subscribers every three months (details coming soon). In addition, I’ll be sending my 4x/year packages to the “Influencer 100™” — 100 friends of mine who all create tipping points.

These 100 include top tech “influencers” with audiences of 1-10+ million, star professional athletes, A-list Hollywood actors, “Midas List” venture capitalists, and much more. Nowhere else can you get the captive attention of people like Kevin Rose (tech) and Chase Jarvis (photography/entertainment) at once, just to name two.

Would you like to get your product (physical, not digital) in front of the top tastemakers in the US, these “Influencer 100™”? Just fill out this form and let me know.

Other start-up opportunities:

BranchOut is hiring a Search Architect. Over 25 million users. Big Data. Raised $49 million. Huge opportunity! Email for job candidates to apply: jobs (at) branchout [dot] com

CrowdFlower – Use the code TFMR0512 with our new crowdsourced photo moderation app at and get 5000 images moderated for free. Use the code TFSENTI to get early access to our crowdsourced twitter sentiment app at

Stealth Mobile Commerce Startup – Looking for iOS, Rails, and/or Haskell hackers. Small, highly technical/product oriented team (4 engineers). YC, top-tier VC-backed. Send your Github to missionhackerhouse (at) gmail [dot] com

DailyBurn – For a 30-day free membership exclusive to readers of this blog, visit this page.

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77 Replies to “Announcing "The Influencer 100," Apps, and Start-up News”

  1. Hey nice! This app looks awesome! Glad to see you’re starting to branch out into new products 🙂

    1. Infuencer is right. Disappointed its only on Android. Y’all were iPhone/Apple crazy until Kevin jumped to Google. (typed on an iPad). Hey it’s all good but wish it were available on both. Whats that all about?!? Peace

  2. Congrats Tim! Looking forward to the App(s). looks pretty awesome as well! Thanks for the info and great content, as always…

  3. Yo Tim,

    Nice. I am curious – who and what are the other “categories”? Give us a bit more of a teaser dude.. I am mainly curious about the VC’s you have on board. The other category I am interested in is Marketing (Hoping to see Joe Polish in there some where).

    See ya around.


  4. Great! I look forward to the app. I also love the picture of you in Japan! I just came back from there. I love the country – it’s magical there.

  5. Hey Tim,

    Love it! What perfect timing! I just submitted my brand new product through your form (easy process), and it went through like a champ!

    Thanks again Tim, I read every post, and work to put it in action, and find myself spreading the Gospel of Tim (Nice 4th book title, eh?)

    Please look for my name in your submissions :).


  6. soooo not related and I apologize.. but i heard you mention in an interview that you were discontinuing taking krill oil. can you tell me why? Ive been downing the stuff like crazy so wondering what you know that maybe I don’t. thanks a bunch!

  7. Neat! I’ll have to check out those apps.

    The first time I saw the photo I thought you had your hands behind your head at finger-gun-point. I didn’t see that your friend was smiling either. Needless to say I had some amusing alternate theories as to what an article titled with “The Influencer 100” could contain.

    1. Katie, I thought the same thing! “Influencer 100” I wonder what… wait, is someone holding Tim at gun point… is that Kevin Rose holding the gun?? What on earth is this post about? *click*

      1. No problem Farid, have signed up for the iOS beta now. I’d be more than happy to help with the testing and coding if need be 😉


  8. Tim, you are looking pretty large in the photo. Have you been working towards gaining more muscle lately?

  9. Can’t wait for the iOS release (hopeful). I’m sure it’s a great app knowing the quality of your work, just don’t have any Android devices to actually see it. 😉

  10. Great idea with the apps Tim.


    1. What company did you work with to develop them? Another one you advise … connection … or straight up hired someone?



    1. Parsida AB is the company listed as the app developer and in earlier comments Farid Behnia seemed to be answering questions as though he was the developer.

  11. I really love the subscription box model. Peopl love surprises so much, I’m sure it’ll be successful, just like the others in other industries.

    The application of the model is very attractive.

  12. Hi Tim and community,

    I went to to sign up for Tim’s quarterly shipments, but he wasn’t listed as a “contributor”. Am I missing something or is he not setup in the system yet? Seems like this blog post was a bit… premature.



    P.S. Anyone Android folks out there download the app yet and have a review? Interested to hear thoughts before putting down 10 greenbacks.

    1. @Jason,

      We’re #35 in the top paid apps in the US (below 10 in some other countries) so I believe the answer is yes.

      You can try the app for 15 minutes and refund if you don’t love it.

      All the best,


  13. Usually…it’s us ‘Droids who are waiting oh so patiently in the shadows for the app to be available as the iPhone massive are away having their fun…I don’t want to gloat, but it sure is nice to see an Android app out the door before Apple.

    I’ve splashed out the wonga…feedback in a month 😉 looks funky although Tim’s not on there…….yet.

  14. Tim, your blog is the best on the internet for consistent examples of People Makin’ S**t Happen.

    Love it.

  15. The idea sounds like a souped up version of birchbox – which I think is quite successful – and I think quarterly will be too!

  16. sounds awesome, and it’s a great looking site. I couldn’t find subscription rates though?

  17. Please tell me Kevin Rose doesn’t own 7,831,928 patents! Because the wave of failure and defeat that would overcome me would not be surmountable.

  18. Hi Tim!

    Loved the App. It’s quite handy and seems to work smoothly while keeping me committed to the workouts. Thumbs up!

    I guess we’re lucky to follow the blog, cuz I told about this to my colleagues at work today, but they couldn’t find any links to the app on your website?! I sent them direct link anyway;)

  19. Hey Farid! It sounds like you have the lead on this, so…

    Tmobile, Samsung galaxy S, software version 2.2, downloads well and looks good!

    I’m curious about the “strategery” behind the decision to go with Android first rather than Apple.

    I’m faced with a similar choice.

    Nice work!


    1. Thank you J.

      Play off your strength and start with what you already have in your hand.

      Also, depending on your app features, beware of Android fragmentation.

      Please leave us a review if you feel like it! 🙂

  20. i was inspired by your book 4 hr work week.

    can I recommend it in my new booklet that I’m writing for my

    subscribers ?


    steve league

  21. Tim,

    Tried to register for the 4-Hour Body Beta, but would appear the UDID isn’t available in the UK iTunes Store.



    1. Hi Jordan,

      The UDID is the unique device identifier for your iPhone. The easiest way to find this is to search for ‘UDID’ in the app store and you’ll find a couple of free apps which will tell you what the ID of your device is.

      Hope that helps,


  22. Hello Tim,

    I was brought to your book by wave of Michael Hyatt. I just finished reading/listening to Platform. He mentioned your book in his and I figured I would go ahead and read it. I was wondering if the book once purchased came with an audio version? I look forward to hearing from you.


    -Brandon Davis

  23. W00t! I am glad the Android users get the first jab for the Four Hour Body apps. Usually the Android users have to wait because the developers release the premiere apps to iOS users first due to its market size.

    However, I would love to subscribe to your product package. When can I sign up. I subscribed to few contributors at It is going to be an awesome package and creativity triggers out of this experience.

  24. Hi Tim, do you think you could have a one-day-a-week binge day like you advocate in 4h Body if you consumed super clean foods the other days, even if the diet during the week was moderate to high in carbs, such as fruit, rice and potatoes?

  25. It was amazing technology is clearly had been striving for more achievement now, so why not subscribe with this new influencer 100? looks so incredible that makes me astonish!!!

  26. I know your super busy, but I just wanted to tell you that I read your book the 4hour work week, and it changed my life! i’m 25 years old, and i’ve traveled all over the world (14 different countries and counting), and lived in china for 2 years! right now i’m back in the states and workking about 20 hours a week, but i got lots of exciting things planned! i just started my own blog to kind of follow what i’m doing. like i said, i know your busy, but if you would get a couple minutes i would be forever grateful if you could checkk it outt and let me know what you think! thank you so much! 🙂

    jessica volke

  27. Tim, It seem to be an overwhelming post because I know now what should I do. I’ll try it later… It is a very interesting post!

      1. Tim,

        In spite of radioactivity, do you still visit Japan?

        I’m very impressed.

  28. Tim,

    Are you still going to be a contributor on I’ve been looking for you on there since you posted this article but have yet to see you as a contributor I can subscribe to. Any update on when you are going to start as a contributor on there would be great so I know when to look out for it. Thanks.